Yesterday brought us pumpkins. We left for church a bit early stopping off at Pei Wei for dinner and we were able to finish up just before the last light of the day. Our church has a pumpkin patch on the front lawn and we were hoping to catch a few pics. Cavett wore his new "War Eagle" shirt just for his aunts and uncles and Kendrick wore his Halloween smocked outfit given to us by William, via his cousin. Unfortunately, Kendrick was not too keen of the big round orange things and several of our shots were either blurry, too golden, or cars zooming past in the background. We'll have to try again, but here are a few good ones.
Today we had a math lesson at lunch. Grapes were the manipulative. Cavett had 10 grapes. They were lined up 2 by 2. We talked about sets/groups and we counted the groups. We counted how many were in the sets and talked about "times"--"it looks like an X." We also described it as 5 by 2, pulling our finger along the sides. I gave him the answer and then we counted all the grapes to see if we were right. He ate 2 and we did it again and a third time, when he decided it was time to switch to subtraction. I think that is his favorite--"take aways." I'm really glad he likes to learn and watching it is so fun.
This past week I have had 2 meetings with different people in Houston ISD. The red tape, buracracy, waste of time and quality just makes me want to home school. I know I could teach them the same things in half the time and possibly do a better job. We'd have so much more time to travel and do fun, ok, educational stuff. The world should be the classroom. However, I know how big the social aspect of actually going to school is. I know there are ways around it with home-schooled kids, but you can't replace the exact same social experience. I also don't know if I could be discplined myself and would go crazy? Thoughts to ponder for at least another year or so. What are your thoughts on home schooling?